Agricultural Education in New Hampshire:
100 + Years
1907 - The NH State Superintendent of Public Instruction Creates a Secondary School Curriculum in Agriculture.
1916 - 30 NH Schools provide education in agriculture with 298 students enrolled.
1931 - Granite State Association of FFA is chartered.
1940 - NH has 16 FFA Chapters with 281 male members
1962 - NH FFA Foundation is formed to provide financial assistance to the FFA program in the Granite State
1966 - First female is elected to FFA State Office in NH - Susan Pratt of Winchester, NH (Girls are not officially allowed membership until 1969!)
1978 - First female in NH is elected FFA State President – Doni Angell of Hampstead, N.H. (Pinkerton Academy Chapter)
1988 - “The Future Farmers of America” officially becomes “The National FFA Organization” to reflect the science, technology and business of agriculture.
2003 - The NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food welcomes the Granite State Association of FFA
2007 - Record high of 916 male & female FFA members in 16 NH chapters.
2013 - 16 NH public schools offer agricultural education with over 1,700 students.
2013 - NH FFA Membership is 514 in 14 chapters.
2019 - National FFA membership reaches all-time high of 669,989 in 8,630 chapters.